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Old 10-24-2013, 07:25 AM   #1
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Bargains, like Aliens, are still out there...

I got a call today asking if I was interested in an older BMW R80, of course I am always interested, so I arranged to go see the bike, as it was not too far from me.

Well it turned out to be an 85 R80-RT, only two owners from new (father and son) and a genuine 26 thousand miles. Full BMWluggage, Taxed and tested, Stainless exhaust, new rear shock, and new coil.

So I bought it.







As you can see it needs a clean, and some new fork gaiters, but that is all.
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:24 AM   #2
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I got a call today asking if I was interested in an older BMW R80, of course I am always interested, so I arranged to go see the bike, as it was not too far from me.

Well it turned out to be an 85 R80-RT, only two owners from new (father and son) and a genuine 26 thousand miles. Full BMWluggage, Taxed and tested, Stainless exhaust, new rear shock, and new coil.

So I bought it.
Nice find Kev, looks to be in good nick.
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:20 AM   #3
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Very nice score Kev. Are you adding it to your list, or cleaning up and selling on?

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Old 10-24-2013, 09:53 AM   #4
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I am letting a friend have it for what I got it for...
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Old 10-24-2013, 11:22 AM   #5
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I am letting a friend have it for what I got it for...
Now that's a friend, indeed!
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:57 AM   #6
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I am not one to make money out of friends if I can help it, so it was a good deal all round.

So my mate Ed caught a train from over on the east coast today, and I picked him up at the station, I then took him over to the guy selling the bike, so they could sort out the paperwork. This was the chance for Ed to say no thanks, but he didn't so we started up the bike, paid the guy some cash, he had only done ten miles since May! he had also fitted a new battery

Then Ed rode off the 150 miles home


If when he gets home, he doesn't like the bike, then I shall give him the money for it.
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Old 10-25-2013, 07:49 AM   #7
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Good on ya mate...
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Old 10-25-2013, 03:11 PM   #8
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Well done and great find. Hardly broken in too.
What price range if I may ask?
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Old 10-25-2013, 03:21 PM   #9
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750 of our Royal pounds or $1,212



Oh and Ed called me to say what a great ride home he had
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:47 AM   #10
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:57 PM   #11
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750 of our Royal pounds or $1,212



Oh and Ed called me to say what a great ride home he had
Just one word:

Wow
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Old 10-29-2013, 09:59 AM   #12
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I found a 96 1100 rt last month on Craigslist for 750$. I drained 1/2 gallon of water from the tank and sold it for 3500$, 2 years ago I picked up a 68 r60 for 3500 and got 7500 for it. Another Craigslist find.
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